It's July 4th and Independence Day for our nation. The day and night will be celebrated with cookouts, parades, picnics and fireworks with friends and family.
My Daddy, who proudly served in the Navy, was a very patriotic American. According to legend, or at least to my Daddy, I was intentionally meant to be born on the fourth of July. But in true form, I was late, exactly one week late. I've had trouble being on time ever since.
No matter how you celebrated this holiday, don't forget to stop and thank a soldier. As cliche as it sounds, it is true that freedom is not free.
Happy birthday America! You don't look a day over 234.